Festival Circuit 2018

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#301 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Venice results:

Golden Lion: "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron

Grand Jury Prize: “The Favourite,” Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, U.K.

Silver Lion for Best Director: Jacques Audiard, “The Sisters Brothers,” U.S.

Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite,” Greece, U.K.

Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate,” U.S.

Best Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” U.S.

Special Jury Prize: “The Nightingale” Jennifer Kent, Australia

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Performer: Baykali Ganambarr “The Nightingale,” Australia

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#302 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:13 pm

That Audiard win is wild-- worth remembering that Del Toro was on the Cannes jury that awarded Dheepan too!

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#303 Post by DarkImbecile » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:28 pm

Glad to see the largely positive response (barring the shouted epithets) to The Nightingale. Along with Suspiria, Beale Street, Vox Lux, and one or two others it’s among my most anticipated for the remainder of the year.

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#304 Post by Omensetter » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:13 pm
That Audiard win is wild-- worth remembering that Del Toro was on the Cannes jury that awarded Dheepan too!
And he was rumored to have been a massive fan of The Lobster that year too, when it won the Jury Prize.

It looks like a decent batch of winners, with the presence of the westerns only being the true surprises.

It seems like Roma and The Favourite will be tethered together going forward. Both debuted on the same day at the same festival, both were the most praised of the festival, and both won the top two prizes.

Really happy Willem won.

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#305 Post by Persona » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:42 pm

Really happy for Cuaron and Roma and everything I've read about The Favourite has convinced me that I'm finally going to like a Lanthimos film.

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#306 Post by ng4996 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:52 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:13 pm
That Audiard win is wild
Was this not well received? I thought it was generally well liked.

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#307 Post by Omensetter » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 pm

Generally well-liked seems about right---Metacritic places it at 80, and I imagine stateside critics will be more generous. Someone like Corbet would have been more interesting for Director, but it's not hard to see something like The Sisters Brothers uniting enough members of the jury.

Also, apparently Roma won unanimously, which sounds about right from what we've heard so far. Right now, I'm at the stage where I'm thinking that it surely could not be that good. All of the Oscar outlets think it can win Best Picture, which I'll believe when it happens.

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#308 Post by John Cope » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:40 pm

Omensetter wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 pm
All of the Oscar outlets think it can win Best Picture, which I'll believe when it happens.
If they have indeed dropped their popular film contest then I cant imagine it happening. Best Director seems far more feasible.

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#309 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:43 pm

A Star is Born is all but guaranteed to be the front runner, and it will have the most broad support with critics and (likely) audiences all rooting for it. If there are enough passionate people voting for it in #1, Roma could do what Moonlight pulled off, but we'll have to see

And I only meant the Audiard win was wild because no one was predicting him as a likely possibility. By most accounts it was well-merited

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#310 Post by Ribs » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:06 am

The race almost definitely will be A Star Is Born vs... something. Could be Roma, could be the Favourite, could be First Man. Could be Untitled Adam McKay, even! Could even imagine Boy Erased still being in the mix despite a muted-positive reaction reminscent of Loving's; we really don't know what Academy members think, and they might *love* something that's plain and traditional and not particularly exciting. A Star is Born has about nineteen narratives behind it that make it an ideal Best Picture frontrunner, from Cooper's Eastwood turn to Gaga to the fact the movie will undoubtedly make hundreds of millions of dollars to its all-time classic, super easy Hollywood narrative and practically everything in between.

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#311 Post by felipe » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:16 pm

I'm still surprised by A Star is Born's reviews. Not that it's being well-received but the fact that the reviews are so superlative they almost seem to be coming from fan message boards.

From Rolling Stone: ‘A Star Is Born’ Is Damn Near Perfect

"And, at least for its glorious first hour, the movie gifts you with some of the best American filmmaking you’re likely to see before this year ends in sprints to the shiny-statuette finish line."

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#312 Post by Persona » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Beautiful write-up from Justin Chang on TIFF and some of the better words I've seen on If Beale Street Could Talk and High Life

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#313 Post by accatone » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:28 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuDpOJJoNnY

Lav Diaz for the Film Festival Viennale #18.

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#314 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:36 am

The program guide for the 27th Philadelphia Film Festival is up.

After La La Land and I, Tonya opened the festival the last two years, the absolutely mediocre looking Julia Roberts vehicle Ben is Back, from the director of Dan in Real Life, is opening this year. Which makes me extremely glad I didn't buy a badge ahead of time - usually PFF limits opening night to badge holders and press only, and occasionally they'll do a $50 ticket for the film - this year you can get in for $20.

No The Nightingale, no The House that Jack Built, no Angelo, no At Eternity's Gate. A lot of films that seem to have been sort of a shoo-in at festivals so far this year are absent. But hey, at least they're showing a (surely digital) print of the Welles!

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#315 Post by Omensetter » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:23 pm

All the same, it certainly reminds me of where I live. That'll no doubt be your best opportunity to see An Elephant Sitting Still and perhaps A Long Day's Journey into Night.

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#316 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:17 pm

We're seeing the latter, during a day also occupied by The Favourite, Vox Lux, and Her Smell - all in a row at the same venue. Definitely going to be the standout day of the festival. It's just frustrating as someone who's been going to this festival for over a decade to see it take a step forward then a step back - they've routinely been improving their level of access to more buzzy or more interesting films and to see some maudlin pap that's got middling reviews kicking the fest off is a bummer.

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#317 Post by zedz » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:34 pm

Omensetter wrote:
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All the same, it certainly reminds me of where I live. That'll no doubt be your best opportunity to see An Elephant Sitting Still and perhaps A Long Day's Journey into Night.
An Elephant Sitting Still is the best film of the year to date for me, and it's not an easy sell for home video, so I highly recommend catching it whenever and wherever you can.

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#318 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:40 pm

It's at direct conflict with two of our most anticipated films of the festival, so unfortunately we can't cram those 250 minutes down our gullets. But the recommendation has been placed into some part of my brain for the future - if I can stomach the entirety of Maniac on 'home video' if that's just one long film, I will certainly give this a shot.

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#319 Post by swo17 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:42 pm

I would also highly recommend it, if that makes any difference

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#320 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:44 pm

It makes a big difference - I am no longer interested

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#321 Post by swo17 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:45 pm

Good to know I've still got the touch

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#322 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:46 pm

From the non-obvious slate I would check out Galveston, an adaptation of the True Detective guy's book directed by Melanie Laurent, who made the quite good YA adaptation Respire a few years back

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#323 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:05 pm

Another scheduling conflict, in this case with some real life stuff and not another movie - LQ is quite fond of Laurent, though, and we'll catch up with it, though the reviews leave something to be desired. A tortured Ben Foster + a young girl seems like a very popular combo lately.

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#324 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 pm

Anybody seeing (or has seen) A Family Tour? I'm not familiar with Ying Liang's work, but it has gotten some high praise. (It's also his first film in six years of exile from mainland China.) It's playing at NYFF in about 90 minutes and I'm pretty bummed I can't make it.

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#325 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:11 am

For those in the Boston area: The Brattle theater in Cambridge has just announced that they will be hosting an incredible series of area premieres this coming weekend, being put on by the Boston Independent Film Festival. The lineup includes:

Friday Oct. 19: Wildlife, Border

Saturday Oct. 20: Cold War, Rafiki, Shoplifters, Vox Lux

Sunday Oct. 21: Roma, Non-Fiction, Burning, The Favourite

Tickets here. I'll be going to basically all of these...

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